January 11, 2002

I have seen the Enron collapse/fiasco/scandal/really-shady-affair referred to as "Enrongate." (as seen Metafilter and elsewhere on the web). Fortunately this has not become a popular term, like Nannygate or Travelgate or any of the other little scandals that have affected US presidents since Watergate (which didn't involve water at all.)

The real scandals, like the Iran-Contra affair don't have a popular -gate moniker. The Enron Affair looks like it deserves to have its own name, not be another Watergate-imitator-wannabe. This one looks like it's on par with Watergate, Iran-Contra or Teapot Dome (or the Harding administration...)

Posted by Andrew Raff at January 11, 2002 12:47 PM